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Harrisburg Wrongful Death Lawyers

Helping Grieving Families Get Justice & Move Forward in Harrisburg & Beyond

Death is always tragic and painful—but wrongful death is more than that. Wrongful death feels like theft, like someone who should've had more time was unfairly taken from us. It should never have happened. Wrongful death occurs because someone else failed to do their duty and keep others safe. It's called "wrongful" because it's wrong.

When someone causes the death of another person—drunk driving, poor manufacturing, distraction, lack of safety equipment, or anything else—they need to be held accountable so it doesn't happen again. Our Harrisburg wrongful death attorneys fight to give families closure by allowing them to face their wrongdoers and make them answer for what they did. We also help make sure our clients are able to face the future with peace and confidence.

Speak with us in a free consultation—call (717) 775-7514 or contact us online to review your legal options with a wrongful death attorney.

Why Families Need to File Wrongful Death Claims

There are two reasons to make wrongful death claims against wrongdoers.

The first is personal.

When a loved one dies, there's a tangible and costly consequence for their families. Children, spouses, and parents who experience the death of a loved one face long-term effects on their happiness, their mental health, and their overall well-being. The loss of companionship, the loss of parental guidance—these are incalculably valuable, and the loss of them is life-altering.

The loss is also financial. Many people who die at work provide at least 50 to 100 percent of the household income. Their death means a complete loss of emotional and economic stability for the family. How can someone focus on grieving when they're too focused on making the rent or paying the mortgage?

The second reason is principled.

Wrongful death, by its very nature, is preventable. Someone could have stopped it—maybe by putting their phone away or installing safer guardrails or maintaining factory equipment regularly—but they didn't, and then someone died. Some companies believe it's cheaper to fight a lawsuit than fix a problem, so that's what they do.

When people file more wrongful death suits, companies have to recalculate. The larger the verdicts or settlements, the more these companies have to change their policies to prevent further deaths. In other words, suing companies is the only way to get them to prevent other families from going through what you're facing.

Call Harrisburg Wrongful Death Lawyers Today

Since 1922, Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC have helped our clients win hundreds of millions of dollars in court. For many of them, their results meant they could keep their homes, put food on the table, and recover from their grief without financial stress. Our firm has been fighting for Harrisburg families for generations. We're as much a part of this city as City Hall or the State Capitol—we can be part of your story too.

If no one has answered for your loved one's death, schedule a free consultation. Call (717) 775-7514 or contact us online today.

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David H Rosenberg

Managing Partner

Managing Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, David H Rosenberg is a dedicated legal professional who brings years of invaluable experience to our firm. He represents seriously injured individuals and their family members in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Meet David H Rosenberg
Matthew P. Rosenberg


Matthew P. Rosenberg is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes unrelenting passion for his clients and fearlessness when it comes to taking on big insurance companies and powerful employers. His primary areas of practice are motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death. Meet Matthew P. Rosenberg
Matthew S. Crosby


As a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, Attorney Crosby brings to the firm a meticulous approach to personal injury law – one obtained over more than 20 years in practice, and one diligently taught as a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Meet Matthew S. Crosby
Carolyn Anner


Attorney Anner is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes fresh and valuable knowledge from her past education in nursing and business school. Attorney Anner’s primary areas of focus include Social Security disability and worker’s compensation. Meet Carolyn Anner
Adam G. Reedy


Attorney Reedy is a distinguished worker’s compensation attorney fighting for the rights of those injured on the job. He also contributes outstanding work in the representation of victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Meet Adam G. Reedy
Andrew C. Spears


Attorney Spears brings more than 15 years of legal experience to the firm and to each and every one of the plaintiffs he represents. As a devoted advocate for the wrongfully injured, Attorney Spears primarily handles cases involved with negligence, motor vehicle accidents, and defective medical devices. Meet Andrew C. Spears
David L. Lutz


Attorney Lutz’s decorated legal career is fueled by his Pennsylvania nativity and passion in fighting for the residents of his state when wrongfully injured. He has published several books on auto accident law and in his career has won millions of dollars for several individual plaintiffs. Meet David L. Lutz
J. Jeffrey Watson


Attorney Watson is a key team member at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg contributing invaluable past knowledges pertaining to the inner workings of insurance companies. He now uses this to successfully represent his clients in worker’s compensation, car accidents, and premises liability cases. Meet J. Jeffrey Watson
Jordan Marzzacco


Attorney Marzzacco has been individually recognized for her achievement in worker’s compensation law, but now focuses her efforts toward defending the victims of big pharmaceuticals who have wrongfully been injured and even killed from bad prescription drugs and dangerous medical devices. Meet Jordan Marzzacco
Jordan Wartman


Attorney Wartman has worked at our firm since law school, where he initially demonstrated his passion for representing victims of bad pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Since stepping through our doors, he has done nothing but fight vigorously for victims of these injustices. Meet Jordan Wartman
Stephen G. Held


Attorney Held has over 20 years of legal experience fueling the work he provides for victims of negligence and wrong-doing. His areas of practice include workplace injuries, nursing home abuse, defective products, car accidents, and premises liability. Meet Stephen G. Held
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